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Programmatic innovative research and technology research questions

Administrative and business management questions​

  • General Inquiries and Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Diseases (KUH)

  • Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases (DEM)​

  • Digestive Diseases and Nutrition (DDN) 

Small Business Programs

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program supports innovative research conducted by small businesses, that has the potential for commercialization.

The funds for this program are ‘set-aside’, and therefore do not compete with the regular research, training, or other special programs supported by the Institute. The set-asides are set to increase over the next few years, and applicant success rates are highest for this type of funding.​

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Fast track expedites the decision and award of Phase II funding for scientifically meritorious applications that have a high potential for commercialization. The goals for Phase II must be clear and the likelihood of Phase I success high to be competitive.

  • Fast-Track Applications: PHASE I + II Parallel review option
    • Phase I and Phase II submitted and reviewed together
    • Commercialization Plan
    • See NOT-OD-06-004​ for more information

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Relevant Meetings

Small business program directors are available at many national meetings, including the annual NIH-sponsored SBIR/STTR meeting for present and future applicants and awardees.

16th Annual NIH SBIR/STTR Conference - Oct 21 – 23, 2014 | Albuquerque, New Mexico​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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Small Business Owners

If you own a small business, you may be eligible to apply for SBIR/STTR funding. Lear​n How 


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Academics looking to commercialize an Invention

If you are a researcher working in academia, you may be eligible for funding by partnering with a small business or by starting your own small business. L​earn How

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 Current SBIR/STTR Funding Opportunities

Posted DateTitleFull Announcement
7/2/2014NIAID SBIR - Technology Transfer Direct Phase II (SBIR-TT) (R44) (Summary) RFA-AI-14-049
5/2/2014Reagents for Glucagon and Incretin Research (R41/R42) (Summary) PA-14-204
5/2/2014Reagents for Glucagon and Incretin Research (R43/R44) (Summary) RFA-DK-14-008
1/30/2014Change of Grantee Organization (Type 7 Parent) (Summary) PA-14-078
1/30/2014Successor-in-Interest (Type 6 Parent) (Summary) PA-14-079
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